Market on Chocolate Returns to Downtown Hershey

Clare Canavan, Copy Editor

The Market on Chocolate, a farmers market in downtown Hershey, will be open every Saturday this summer, June 2nd until August 25th, from 8:00am to 12:30pm.

Some of the vendors will be at the market every week, while others are on a flexible schedule.

There are 35 bi-weekly and occasional vendors confirmed so far. The Market on Chocolate will have a variety of vendors including: local produce, jewelry, artisan wares, soaps, and craft-prepared foods.

Local farms, including Brabble Hill Farm, Prescott Farm, and Vegetable Power Farm, will sell a wide variety of local fruits and vegetables.

Along with fresh produce, there will be unique goods like gourmet cheeses, sweet treats, and gluten-free baked goods. Grandview Granola, 3Js Coffee, and Rad Batter will all be featured every Saturday. Also, there will be clothing from places like Bianca’s Fashion & Alterations. The Market will also include unique vendors like Undone Kombucha and Torchbearer Sauces.

In addition to the variety of food and vendors, there will be local businesses hosting entertainment, children’s activities, and fitness classes.

After the weekly market, on Saturday June 23, from 12:00pm to 8:00pm, downtown Hershey will be hosting the Culturefest 2018.

This event will be an expansion of the normal market with many different vendors of food and artisans that celebrate different cultures around the world. Also, live music and performances will be put on throughout the day.

The Downtown Hershey Association is planning on running the Market on Chocolate to enhance Hershey’s downtown area along with a variety of other events Chocolate. Click here for a full list of events.

The Market on Chocolate will be located next to the Hershey Fire Department, as seen in the photo above. The address of the Market is 21 W Caracas Avenue, Hershey PA. (Broadcaster/ Clare Canavan)